How to make 3 colored moons using epoxy resin
Craft Supplies Used
- epoxy resin
- moon silicone molds
- mixing cups and sticks
- pearl stars
- holographic gold star confetti
- holographic gold fine glitter
- pearlescent yellow resin pigment
- pearlescent golden resin pigment
- yellow alcohol ink
- white alcohol ink
- blue alcohol ink
- iridescent blue fine glitter
- iridescent white cellophane glitter flakes
- black acrylic paint
- thin paintbrush
Step by step instructions have been included in this article. A video showing how to make this project is also available:
Step 1: Prepare and mix resin.
Step 2: Pour a thin layer of resin into the each moon silicone mold.
A second final layer will be poured later on. At this stage you only need a thin layer to embed the embellishments into.
Step 3: Add the embellishments: embed the pearl stars and gold stars. Sprinkle a tiny amount of holographic gold glitter.
Step 4: Wait for the resin to harden.
Step 5: Prepare and mix resin.
Step 6: Divide resin into 3 mixing cups.
Step 7: To one of the cups add yellow resin pigment, gold pigment and yellow alcohol ink.
Step 8: To another cup add yellow alcohol ink, white alcohol ink and white cellophane glitter flakes.
Step 9: To the last remaining cup add blue alcohol ink, iridescent blue glitter and white cellophane glitter flakes.
Step 10: Mix each cup well making sure that the pigment is evenly and thoroughly distributed.
Step 11: Pour the resin mixtures one by one in different sections of the mold. See video for a demo.
Step 12: Wait for the resin to cure.
Step 13: When the resin has fully cured, remove the moons from the silicone molds.
Step 14: Using black acrylic paint and a paintbrush, paint the engraved details of the moon.
Step 15: Wait for the paint to dry.
Step 16: Clean off the excess paint. You can do so by using a soft non-abrasive cloth and some rubbing alcohol/surgical spirit/water.
The moons are now complete. You can use them as charms, magnets, wall or glass decorations among various other options.